BREAKING NEWS – The man accused of killing a Tennessee sheriff’s deputy was captured Friday, authorities said.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announced that Steven Joshua Wiggins was captured. The announcement comes after a days-long manhunt. Officials released a photo of Wiggins shortly after his capture. Details of his arrest were not immediately available.
Wiggins is accused of killing Dickson County Sheriff’s Sgt. Daniel Baker on Wednesday. Baker’s body was found in his patrol car in a wooded area several miles from where he had stopped a suspicious car.
Baker was responding to a call about a stolen vehicle in Kingston Springs when officials said they lost contact with him. Officers were able to use GPS to track the deputy’s car, where he was found dead. Officials told WSMV-TV Wiggins had taken Baker’s weapon and vehicle before abandoning it.
Late Wednesday evening, a female suspect, identified as Erika Castro-Miles, 38, of Dickson, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in connection to Baker’s death, TBI announced. The agency said during the investigation, they learned that Castro-Miles “participated in the incident.”
Authorities had raised the award for information leading to his arrest to $46,000 on Thursday as the manhunt was ongoing. Officials also released pictures of Wiggins appearing at a local Walmart a day before allegedly killing the deputy.
Baker, a member of the Marine Corps Reserve, served the department for 10 years, three months and 12 days. He leaves behind a wife and daughter.